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    Tech Tied for Seventh After Opening Round of Matlock Collegiate Classic
    Stinnett shoots 77 to lead the Hokies
    March 5, 2001

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Virginia Tech shot a 313 to tie Old Dominion for seventh place after the first round of action in the Matlock Collegiate Classic at the Grasslands Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday afternoon.

    The Hokies, ranked 12th nationally, were among several teams able to complete just the first round of play on a cold and blustery day in Central Florida. Temperatures were in the low 40s with wind gusts of more than 40 mph. Tech will tee off at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning to complete the second round before beginning the final round later in the morning.

    Freshman Ryan Stinnett led the Hokies in the first round, shooting a 77 to tie for 17th place. Johnson Wagner is tied for 25th place with a 78. Brian Krusoe and Chris McKeel are tied in 33rd place; each with a 79 and Brendon de Jonge shot an opening round 81 to tie for 54th place.

    Stanford leads the 18-team competition with a 298, while host Florida Southern and Alabama are tied for second at 300. Georgia Southern and Ohio State are tied for fourth with 307 and Mississippi is in sixth with 311.

    FIRST ROUND TEAM RESULTS
    1.	Stanford	298
    2.	Florida Southern	300
    	Alabama	300
    4.	Georgia Southern	307
    	Ohio State	307
    6.	Mississippi	311
    7.	VIRGINIA TECH	313
    	Old Dominion	313
    9.	Mississippi State	316
    10.	Richmond	318
    11.	Valdosta State	319
    	Memphis	319
    13.	Wofford	320
    14.	Furman	321
    15.	Illinois	324
    16.	Kentucky	327
    17.	Middle Tennessee State	334
    18.	Temple	337
    	
    
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